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An Expat Talks about Living in Ajijic, Mexico, Mexico

Oct 30, 2018


Ajijic, Mexico

An expat in Ajijic, Mexico offers a lot of information about the many expat clubs and volunteer organizations that thrive in the Lake Chapala / Ajijic area.

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Ajijic, Mexico

How long have you lived there?

10 years

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

Ajijic Writers Group, Ajijic Society for the Arts, Rotary Club, Democrats Abroad, St. Andrews Church, Lake Chapala Society ...and many more!

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

Expats in this community are generally accepting and welcoming of diversity. It is a very LGBT-friendly community. There is an active Jewish community (that runs a great film festival every year!), a small Muslim community and an agnostic group that meets regularly. There are meditation groups, church groups, political clubs...

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Since this is primarily a retired community of expats, most people volunteer to help poor Mexican communities, orphans, stray dogs and cats....There are many creative opportunities, such as the Writers Group, the Arts Society, a choral group, etc. It's a very vibrant retirement community!

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

Lives revolve around socializing. The expat community is primarily retired Canadians and Americans. There are many philanthropic activities for newcomers to join. Because people are always coming and going, newcomers are quite welcomed!

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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

A big plus for Ajijic: It's less than an hour's drive to Guadalajara -- with its international airport and vibrant cultural scene.

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